Teeth Sectioning is a form of extraction that breaks the tooth into multiple parts, making removal easier. Drs. Navid and Faranak Rahimpour offer it to our patients at Southern Cross Dental. Your Colorado Springs dentists know that extraction can be an unnerving process, especially for younger children. This way requires less force and leaves a smaller wound. Again, ideal for children and other patients.
There are a handful of reasons why teeth sectioning is used. Extraction is difficult for teeth that are multi-rooted or unique in some way. Sectioning is often required for impacted wisdom teeth. Lastly, it’s great for extracting teeth from pediatric patients. This might be done to prepare a child's mouth for orthodontics.
Your Colorado Springs dentist begins the procedure by applying a local anesthetic to the area. The nerve tissue and pulp are severed. The dentist then uses a dental drill to break the tooth into its separate parts. Water is continually flushed throughout the mouth, removing bone chips and fragments. Lastly, the sectioned pieces of the tooth are removed.
The entire procedure is virtually painless and simple. The anesthetic keeps the patient from experiencing any pain. Don’t be alarmed if you feel sore the following days. Use over-the-counter pain relievers for pain management. In certain cases, prescription pain killers are given. Follow any post-operative instructions given.
Contact Southern Cross Dental for all your dental and extraction needs. We are in Colorado Springs, CO. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Navid and Faranak Rahimpour, visit our website or call 719-471-1717.